Sheilah [Wilson] ReStack
1975 Caribou River, Nova Scotia
MFA Studio Arts Practice Goldsmiths College, London, United Kingdom.
BFA NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
BA Honors English and French, Mount Allison University, New Brunswick.
After and Because of; 50 years after Stonewall, Herron School of Art and Design, IN. Curated by Gustavo Ayala. (upcoming)
Hands On: A Collective Haptic Perspective, Pancake House, MN. Curated by Sophie Durbin.
House Becomes You, with Dani ReStack, GAA Gallery, Wellfleet, MA**
Labors: An Exhibition Exploring the Complexities of Motherhood, curated by Kate Shannon, OSU Pearl Conrad Gallery
Stack for Carrington's Hyena, Iceberg Projects, Chicago, IL (with Dani [Leventhal] ReStack) **
A Hand in Two Ways (Fisted), Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH (with Dani [Leventhal] ReStack)
Citings/Sightings, Lennon Weinberg, New York, NY
East is the New West, curated by Sophia Bartholomew, Vancouver Art/Book fair.
Pole Saw curated by Fritz Horstman, Pyramiden, Russia
Satellite Squared, Migrational Methods & a Romantic Gonzo Gesture curated by Zahar Vaks, Satellite Contemporary, Las Vegas.
Always Already Here, curated by Joshua Bienko, Ortega y Gasset Booth at Baltimore Art Fair.
Doing Our Own Thing: Back-to-the-land in Eastern Canada during the 1970s curated by Pan Wendt and Amish Morell, Confederation Centre, PEI.
Tightened, as If By Pliers, curated by Joshua Bienko and Leeza Meksin, Knockdown Center, Queens, NY.
Earthwerks and other Celestial Familiars, Sidecar Gallery, Indiana. OYG member show.
Pictou Island Portage, curated by Eryn Foster, Nova Scotia.
The Fixed Shadow, Jurors Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek, Wright State University, Ohio.
DESPAIR / DESPAIR NOT, Installation Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Ontario.
RELAY RELAY, ORTEGA Y GASSET PROJECTS, collective group show, Bushwick, New York.
BUILD YOUR ALTAR (solo show), Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand. **
The Almost Metal Collective, curated by David Jones, A + D Gallery Columbia College, Chicago.
Society Photographic Educators, Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Curated by Catherine Evans.
The Invisible Inside the Visible, Ross Creek Center for the Arts, Nova Scotia. **
If Becoming This, Antioch University, Ohio. **
A line drawn continuously and without looking while you tell your out of body experience, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD Artist in Residence/ Visiting Artist, Halifax, Nova Scotia. **
W(here), curated by Mary MacDonald, Pictou County, Nova Scotia. **
Brevity of all things pure, Featherston Seen, window installation, Featherston, New Zealand. **
Ephemeral Traces, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand. Curated by Claudia Arozqueta.
Melting Snow by Hand and other Minor Miracles, Queen Elizabeth II Park, Masterton, New Zealand. **
Memory Translation Machine, Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, Ohio. **
Courage, storefront installation, River John, Nova Scotia. **
Time Sensitive, Ohio State University Urban Arts Space, Columbus, Ohio. Juried by Ola Stoehl.
you are my favorite photograph, (solo show) Denison Museum, Granville, Ohio. **
Image Ohio, Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus, Ohio.
Ohio Art League Juried Show, Fort Hayes Shot Tower, Columbus, Ohio. Juried by Liza Dent, curator at Columbus Museum of Art.
20th Anniversary, Roy G. Biv Gallery, Columbus Ohio. Juried by Christopher Lynn, director of SPACES.
this is only one of the possible redemptions, Through the Flower, Belen, New Mexico. **
Terminal Video Festival, Austin Peay State University, Tennessee.
Small Scale Big Ambition, with Andy Weber and Emily Hall, Rutgers University, New Jersey.
Add-Art and the Future of Online Advertising, curated by Paddy Johnson for Eyebeam Gallery.
Southwest Biennial, Albuquerque Museum of Fine Art, New Mexico.
Short Suite, City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand. **
Forevermagic, solo show, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico. **
Come Out and Play, Supermasochist group video screening, Apexart, New York.
ERI 3, group bookwork show, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
New Feminist Works, group show and first place award, Belen, New Mexico.
outside it is a dark spread even, Salon Mar Graff, Tesuque, New Mexico. **
Loosely Joined, Creative Capital participants show, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico, curated by Diane Karp.
Noche Delcious III, curator and organizer of the Madrid Ballpark outdoor film and video festival.
CCA/disCoarse Art Santa Fe 26 hour performance, art Santa Fe location, curated by Cyndi Conn and Zane Fischer.
Some place I have never travelled, Cruz Gallery, New Mexico, curated by Cyndi Conn. **
Flight of Fancy, Museum of Fine Arts, New Mexico, curated by Laura Addisson. (podcast)
Eye to I, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico, curated by Suzanne Sbarge.
Site Santa Fe commission for work at New Years Eve party.
Ouch my Eye! at the Artspace, Philadelphia, curated by Michael Lorefice.
Drift, Bronx River Art Center, New York, curated by Eileen Torpey.
Noche Delicious II, curator and organizer for local, outdoor film festival in the Madrid Ballpark, New Mexico.
Sappy Film Festival, Sackville, New Brunswick, curated by Goody B. Wiseman.
Southwest Biennial, Albuquerque Museum of Fine Art, New Mexio. Curated by Nels Agather.
Golden Egg book launch, Philspace, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
The Screen Short Film Festival, curated screening of short films, Santa Fe, NM.
Confessions, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, juried by Pamela Grau Tewa.
** = solo or two person show
FLEXFest Florida Experimental Video Festival, Florida (SOTD)
University Illinois Chicago (Shameless Light and SOTD) followed by Q&A
Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York (Shameless Light and SOTD) followed by Q&A
Mothlight Cinema: Image Bearings: New Video Work by Women in the Midwest curated by Sally Lawton, Detroit MI (SOTD)
Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore, Maryland (SOTD)
Anthology Film Archives, New York (SOTD)
Iowa City International Film Festival, Iowa (SOTD)
ReStack's Proposal at Leslie Lohman LGBTQ Museum Project Space, New York (Shameless Light and SOTD)
Images Festival, Toronto, Canada (A Hand in Two Ways; Fisted) followed by Q&A with Richard Wong
Bucharest International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Romania (SOTD)
Jeonju International Film Festival in Seoul, South Korea (SOTD)
Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Chicago (SOTD) Won Best of Festival
Wexner Visiting Filmmaker (Shameless Light Performance, screening Strangely Ordinary This Devotion (SOTD) and Q&A with Chris Stults)
Toronto International Film Festival; Strangely Ordinary This Devotion (SOTD), Wavelengths, curated by Andrea Picard.
Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival Strangely Ordinary This Devotion (SOTD)
Athens International Film Festival Juror Screening SOTD and Shameless Light Performance
Whitney Biennial, premiere of Strangely Ordinary This Devotion (SOTD)
Shameless Light performance, Dani Leventhal and Sheilah Wilson, Lyric Theatre, Carizozzo NM.
Repeat Pressure Until, Angela Meleca Gallery, Columbus, Ohio. (curator)
Mother Mother, volume II, edited publication of mother artists and writers.
Repeat Pressure Until, Ortega y Gasset Projects, New York. (curator)
Mother Mother, volume I, edited publication of mother artists and writers.
Body As Omen, curated performance series with Maria Hupfield, Ryder Cooley, Blanko + Noiry, Baker Overstreet, Michael Dudeck, Rachel Mason, Geo Wyeth and The Institute for New Feeling. Ortega y Gasset projects, New York.*
Visual Studies Workshop Project Space Resident (with Dani Restack) (upcoming)
MacDowell Colony Fellowship (upcoming)
The Map is Not the Territory, thematic residency Cowhouse Studios, Ireland
The Annex Arts Center and Residency, Castine, ME
Carrizozo Artist Residency, New Mexico.
Headlands Center for the Arts, California.
Confederation Centre Artist Research Residency, Prince Edward Island.
Struts & Faucet Gallery Artist in Residence, New Brunswick.
Full Tilt Residency, Newfoundland.
Artist in Residence, NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Something in the Water: thematic residency with Adam Chodzko. Banff Center for the Arts, Alberta.
New Pacific Studios, Masterton, New Zealand.
Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for Collaborative Practice (with Dani ReStack)
Denison University Research Funding House Becomes You.
Canada Council for the Arts: Research and Development for Future from Inside.
Onion City Best of Festival Award by Amina Ross, Carl Bogner and Hannah Piper-Burns
Howard Foundation Photography Fellowship, Brown University
Canada Council for the Arts: Project Grant.
Honorable Mention Excellence in Photographic Teaching, Center for Photography Santa Fe.
Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence in Photography Grant
Denison University Research Funding for Sweetly the Pilgrim Slowly the Way.
Denison University Research Funding for BUILD YOUR ALTAR, solo show.
Spectrum Series funding for THIS COULD BE AN ACT OF COURAGE, performance at Denison University.
Canada Council for the Arts: Project Grant.
Scholarship for Something in the Water, thematic residency at Banff Center for the Arts.
Renee Steidel Award, selected by Christopher Bedford from the Wexner Center at Ohio Art League Juried show.
Denison University Research Foundation grant for 'Songs Worth Singing'.
Canada Council Travel Grant for 'this is only one of the possible redemptions'.
First prize in New Feminist works competition, sponsored by the Through the Flower Foundation.
Creative Capital Development professional grant recipient.
Columbia University Artist Talk with Dani ReStack
A Year in Motherhood by Leah Sandals for Canadian Art, December 2018.
Review of A Hand in Two Ways: Fisted in Comparative Media Arts Journal by Theresa Wang, Public Intimacies, Issue Five, December 2018.
Conversation with Chris Domenick, Critical Correspondence in Movement Research, August 2018
Pictou Island Seekers by Mary McDonald, Visual Art News; Summer 2018
I am a Child of Back to the Landers, chapter in Visual Encounters of Rural Childhood, Routledge Press, 2018.
Screening and workshop Fact to Fiction at Antioch College, Yellow Springs, Ohio
Artist talk, OSU Sculpture Club
The Image Looked at Twice, Bleeds Anew, talk and critiques for Image Makers class at Ohio State University
Images Festival Public Intimacies with Jon Wang and Dani ReStack moderated by Richard Fung.
Wexner Center Film Notes for screening SOTD and Shameless Light.
The Festival Beneath the Festival, Selections from the Toronto International Film Festival, Phil Coldiron, Brooklyn Rail, October 2017.
Artforum Critic's Pick, Jason Foumberg, October 2017.
Critics Roundup: Phil Coldiron Brooklyn Rail, Michael Sicinski Cinemascope, Jordan Cronk Sight and Sound, Kelley Dong MUBI's Notebook
TIFF 2017: Correspondences #6 by Kelley Dong for Toronto International Film Festival
CinemaScope interview with Michael Sicinski and Dani [Leventhal] Restack, Strangely Ordinary This Devotion; Fall 2017
SOTD in Blackflash, Winter 2017, Conversation between Dani Leventhal, Sarah Hollenberg and Sheilah Wilson.
Conversation Four Ways with Dana Hoey, Leeza Meksin, Carmen Winant and Sheilah Wilson, M/other Voices, September 2016.
One Image/One Paragraph, Saint Lucy, curated by Mark Alice Durant.
Artist talk and critiques, Kenyon College, Ohio.
Artist talk for Sweetly the Pilgrim, Slowly the Way, Confederation Arts Centre, Prince Edward Island.
Artist talk and critiques, Wright State University, Ohio.
Interview with Raymonde April, in Blackflash Magazine, Spring 2015.
Eric Hibit Interviews Leeza Meksin and Joshua Bienko about Tightened, as if By Pliers for Temporary Art Review.
Interview with Evergon, in Blackflash Magazine, Winter 2015.
Review of Pictou Island Portage by Veronica Simmonds in C Magazine Winter 2014.
Interview with Jin Me Yoon in Blackflash Magazine, Fall 2014.
"Equal Parts Real and Imagined" Artist Talk, Confederation Centre, Prince Edward Island.
Mother Mountain Ghost chapter in Performing Motherhood edited by Amber E. Kinser, Kryn Freehling-Burton and Terri Hawkes published by York University, Demeter Press.
Journal Artistic Research 5 The Invisible Inside the Visible essay.
Interview with Lauren Frances Adams about curated performance show, Body as Omen, for Temporary Art Review Summer 2014.
Interview with CHMA Louis Zatzman, April 2014.
C Magazine Artist project for Walking issue, Spring 2014, 121. Essay by Stephen Horne.
Cover and artist project for Puerta del Sol, Winter 2014, New Mexico.
Kapsula Bad History February 2014. Edited by Caiomhe Morgan-Feir. Essay on The Invisible Inside the Visible.
Consistently strong year for Wellington Arts, by Mark Amery. Dominon Post, December 11, 2013.
Invisible Inside the Visible, paper presented as part of panel 'Storytelling at the Edge of Time' chaired by Marie Fraser of Universite Quebec a Montreal at the UAAC conference.
In the Presence of Presence: The Embodied Souvenir in Sheilah Wilson's Build Your Altar To This Moment. Essay by Olivia Collinson for Enjoy Gallery.
Edition special for soanyway magazine, April 2013 online publication.
Space and Place: New Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences curated by Catherine Stuer. Symposium contributor, Denison University.
Radical Ephemeral teach in at Denison University.
Honoring Dr. King as Simple as Helping, by Holly Zachariah Columbus Dispatch, Monday, January 21, 2013.
The Invisible Inside the Visible: Investigation of Place and Memory in rural Nova Scotia, Global Studies Seminar, Denison University.
Fotofocus Shows I have seen feature by Jane Alden Stevens.
Equal Parts Imagined and Real, Artist Talk, Antioch University.
Peformance Anxiety, pdf catalogue for Ephemeral Traces group show, curated by Claudia Arozqueta, Enjoy Gallery, New Zealand. Written by Martin Patrick.
Review of W(here) festival Pictou County, Visual Arts Nova Scotia, Fall 2012.
Artist talk, NSCAD University, Nova Scotia.
Equal Parts Real and Imagined, Artist talk, W(here) festival, Nova Scotia.
Artist talk and Cloud Exchange project, Ranfurly Rooms, Masterton, New Zealand.
"A cloud in the shape of a cross: engaging a public" Artist talk: Aratoi Museum of History and Culture, Masterton, New Zealand.
"Re-telling the History of Nova Scotia", Denison University Lunch hour talk.
Featured artist in Flash-Flood issue two, an online publication of photography.
"Humor as Strategy", paper presented for University Art Association of Canada at 2009 conference in Edmonton, Alberta. Session, entitled "Ha, Ha! Made You Look: The Role of Humor in Art Activism", chaired by Christopher Moore.
"Shows Salute venue's rich legacy", Christopher Yates for The Columbus Dispatch, Sunday October 11, 2009.
Interview with Susan Loubet on KUNM, Womens Focus, Saturday June 27, 2009.
Review in Duke City Fix blog, June 2009.
Visiting Artist, Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, Indiana.
"Intersections: The photograph in popular culture", presentation for Film Studies Department, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana.
"Performing Rebellion: The Body and Feminist Art", paper presented for Diverse Students Leadership Conference, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana.
"Add Art and the Future of Online Advertising" by Paddy Johnson at artfagcity.com.
"Felting Down Under: A Canadian Artists Experience", CreativeFibre, New Zealand, September 2008, volume 11 no 2.
Artist presentation, NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
"Bridging the Gap Between Mauriceville and Nova Scotia", article by Jo Moir, Wairapa Times Age, Wairapa, New Zealand, May 22, 2008.
"The Universe of Sheilah Wilson", article by Kathryn Davis, THE Magazine, Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 2008.
"Feminists Under Forty show honors neon and novel", article by Leanne Goebel, Durango Herald, March 21, 2008.
"Feminists Under Forty: New Mexico Feminist Art Exhibition", review by Kathryn Davis, THE Magazine, Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 2008.
Nova Scotia from Memory, author.
"Night at the Movies", preview by Robert Nott for Noche Delicious III Film festival in the Pasatiempo: New Mexican, July 23, 2007.
"Frontiers of Fancy", article by Elizabeth Cook Romero, Pasatiempo: New Mexican, May 17, 2007.
Artist talk at 516 Arts in conjunction with exhibit Eye to I.
"Egg on Your Face" review by Zane Fischer in the Santa Fe Reporter.
"Southwest Biennial" review by Jon Carver in THE Magazine
The Golden Egg, editor.
"Exhibits: 'Confessions'", review by Daniella Walsh, The Register, California, April 16, 1994.
Dialog 360, Lecture at Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe.